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Volkswagen Group of America Redefines Driving Experience Through Cloud and Connected Intelligence Services

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has detailed their plans to further integrate forms of communication between the car, its driver and the external environment in future production vehicles.  The Volkswagen Group’s Electronic Research Laboratory will leverage mobile devices, the cloud and the car itself to keep the driver informed of what is going on in front and behind them, […] More…

It’s a Promise: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches Innovative Customer Service Chapter

posted by on 6 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles announced the launch of a new ten point service promise to guarantee high levels of service across the Van Centre network.  By shifting focus to a few key areas, the ten point service promise aims to make worship visits as quick and easy as possible to minimize downtime for their customers. Read the full Press Release below. […] More…

Volkswagen Takes Holistic Approach to E-Mobility with Launch for Ultra Low Carbon Car

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has has announced today a partnership with 3Degrees to purchase carbon offsets in California and other states to cover greenhouse gas emissions associated with production of the upcoming 2015 e-Golf, and named SunPower as the official solar energy partner for the car.  Through these partnerships, Volkswagen aims to become one of the first high-volume manufacturers […] More…

Volkswagen Teams Up with Discovery Channel for Third Year as Presenting Sponsor of Shark Week

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has signed on as the sponsor of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week for the third year in a row.  Kicking off on August 10th, this year’s Shark Week will feature a tie-in with the fuel efficient Golf TDI reminiscent of last year’s Beetle tie-in, with a challenge to scroll through a “567 mile long […] More…

Update: Failed Fiat Acquisition Plan Included Auto Union Name & Could Still Spell Changes at Volkswagen

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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British automotive weekly Autocar has published a story this morning that appears to spell out the final outcome (at least for now) of those Fiat-Chrysler acquisition rumors that had been circulating. According to the piece, the move was very much in play until an inward examination was done and profitability came into question. About the Proposed Deal Sources at […] More…

Group Board Member for Production, Dr. Michael Macht, Leaves Volkswagen by Mutual Agreement

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group has announced that Dr. Michael Macht, a Board of Management member responsible for ‘Group Production’ has stepped down effective August 1st, in a mutual agreement with the Group’s Supervisory Board.  Thomas Ulbrich who is a Board of Management Member for Production at Volkswagen Passenger Cars has taken over for Dr. Macht until […] More…